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There’s a couple of cute pieces about Q in the latest editions of DList Magazine and OutCity Magazine.
I’m off to the airport to pick up DJ Little Rock — aka Hot House Brent — and hubby Steven Scarborough so blogging will probably be suckier than usual the rest of the day.
Yes, that’s DJ Little Rock aka Hot House Brent, making his second appearance at Q — this time with the incomparable Honey Dijon.
Honey and LR have known each other for more than 20 years but this is the very first time they’ll have ever spun an event together.
Honey is coming off of a major European tour and next month she’ll be DJing along with Superchumbo for 10,000 fetish and music aficionados at New York’s infamous annual Black Party at The Roseland Ballroom.
We’re chuffed to have LR and Honey with us tomorrow and I’m especially proud of this booking, along with the DJ Pierre booking last week, and Derrick Carter’s appearance next week. All three of which comprise the first of our House Masters Series at Q.
Until you’ve had a bunch of DJs to handle as part of your business you simply have no idea the level of divaness one has to put up with owning a nightclub.
I’ve had DJs who have told me — five minutes before starting their set and with well over 1,000 people in the club — that they simply can’t use the digital mixers that we’ve got at the club and that what they need is a certain brand of rotary mixer that isn’t even made any longer.
We’ve also had one DJ who — as part of his contract rider — insisted upon being taken out to a gourmet dinner by someone from club management, preferably an owner, so that he could be told what a fucking star he was.
We call that “fluffing the talent.”
Then there was the famous Russian chick who kept abusing my lighting tech about his lighting work. And at one point in the middle of her set she actually walked back to the lighting station and tried to take control of my lighting console to show my tech what she wanted — all the while cursing him out in Russian.
Then there was the big name DJ from Berlin. . . . . God! By the time his set ended I had just one nerve left in my body and he was on it.
Prior to booking a DJ we ask if they have a problem with our recording their set. Most don’t, but some do. And the one’s who do we don’t record.
This guy didn’t want to be recorded so we didn’t — but halfway through his set he saw our incredibly expensive digital recorder sitting under the mixer and CDJ stands and he started ripping out wires to the equipment in order to turn off the already turned off recorder.
This while in the middle of his set and a packed dance floor was watching!
When I saw this I hopped into the booth, grabbed him and said,
“If you fuck with any more of my gear again I’m gonna give you a beating that’ll make what the Allies did to your country in World War II look like a fucking tongue bath.”
Anyway — next Friday, Feb. 22nd, we’ve got two absolutely amazing DJ stars lined up to perform together for the very first time ever: the incomparable Honey Dijon and DJ Little Rock — aka Hot House Brent.
Honey will be an absolute pro, I’m sure. But if Brent doesn’t throw some sort of hissy fit at some point during the night I’ll be sorely disappointed.
Well, two of the people in this picture are at least. Me? Ehhh, not so much.
Me, Sister Roma, and Hot House Brent at the grand opening of Q.
It’s been twenty years since HH Brent and I were boyfriends — and yet we’re still going strong as friends and the very very besties of BFFs.
I’m gonna apologize in advance for the sorry state of the blog over the next couple of days.
The club opens to the public on Saturday and tomorrow we’ve got about 600 people coming in for an invitation only preview party.
This afternoon we’re putting our staff through a pre-opening, 3 hour long stress test with about 50 invited guests who will act as customers — ordering drinks, breaking glasses, making a mess, and generally acting the fools in order for us to see how our entire team works under pressure.
So things are gonna be a bit light here for a couple of days.
But keep checking back because I’ll be posting pictures whenever I can.